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2022 DI, II & III MEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Rentschler Field | Hartford, CT | MAY 29-31, 2022

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DIVISION I MEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP

National Participation
There are 70 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Men’s Lacrosse teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 70 programs support approximately 3,000 Men's Lacrosse student-athletes across the country.

Selection Process
The Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committees is charged with selecting the field of teams and assembling the championship bracket.  The Division I Committee is comprised of five members, made up of coaches and administrators. 

DIVISION I SELECTION CRITERIA:
The committee will utilize the following criteria to select and seed teams:
• Strength of schedule index.
• Results of the RPI.
   -  Record against ranked teams 1-5; 6-10; 11-15; 16-20; 21+      
   -  Average RPI win (average RPI of all wins)
   -  Average RPI loss (average RPI of all losses)
• Head-to-head competition:
   -  Results versus common opponents.
   -  Significant wins and losses (wins against teams ranked higher in the RPI and losses against teams ranked lower in the RPI). 
   -  Locations of contests. 
• Input from the regional advisory committee (comprised of lacrosse coaches from all AQ conferences). 

Selection Show | Sunday, May 8 
The 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships brackets will be announced the second Sunday in May prior to first-round competition.

Opening Round | Wednesday, May 11
Two, two-team Opening Round games will be conducted at two predetermined sites. The winning teams from each game will advance to the First Round

First Round | Saturday, May 14 or Sunday, May 15
Eight, two-team First Round games will be conducted at eight predetermined sites. The winning team from each game will advance to the Quarterfinals. 

Quarterfinals | Saturday, May 21 or Sunday, May 22
Four Quarterfinals games will be conducted at two campus sites. The winning team from each of the four Quarterfinals will advance to the championship final site.

DI Men's Lacrosse Championship | May 28-30, 2022
The 2022 Men’s Lacrosse Championships will be held May 28-30, 2022. For the Division I Men's Championship two semifinal games will be held on May 28 with times to be announced. The two teams winning in the semifinals will advance and compete in the Division I National Championship game which will take place on May 30 with time to be announced.

DIVISION II MEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP

National Participation
There are 75 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division II Men’s Lacrosse teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 75 programs support approximately 2,750 Men's Lacrosse student-athletes across the country.

Selection Process
The Division II Men’s Lacrosse Committees is charged with selecting the field of teams and assembling the championship bracket.  The Division II Committee is comprised of four members, made up of coaches and administrators.

The NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship provides for a 12-team single-elimination tournament. Pairings for the championship are determined by regional alignments; six teams from each region will be selected. No conferences receive automatic qualification for the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

Six teams from each of the two regions (North and South) will be selected and seeded for the championship. To be considered during the at-large selection process, a team must have an overall won-lost record of .500 or better versus Division II opponents. Division II teams must play at least ten games against Division II opponents.

DIVISION II SELECTION CRITERIA:
Required Selection Criteria -The committee will utilize the following criteria to select and seed teams:
  • Availability of student-athletes.
  • Application of nullification.
  • Division II in-region winning percentage.
  • Division II winning percentage.
  • Division II strength of schedule (opponent's average winning percentage and opponents' opponents' average winning percentage).
  • Division II head-to-head competition.
  • Results versus Division II common opponents. 
  • Division II results versus teams with a winning record.
  • In-region Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).
  • Performance Indicator (PI)

Selection Show | May 8, 2022
The 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championships brackets will be announced May 8.

First Round | May 11, 2022
Four first round games will be conducted at four non-predetermined sites. The winning team from each first round game will advance to the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals | May 15, 2022
Four quarterfinals games will be conducted at four non-predetermined sites. The winning ream from each quarterfinal games will advance to the semifinals.

Semifinals | May 22, 2022
Two semifinals’ games will be conducted at two non-predetermined sites. The winning team from each semifinal game will advance to the championship final site.

National Championship | May 29, 2022
For the Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship, the two winning teams from the Semifinals round will compete in the National Championship game.

DIVISION III MEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP

National Participation
There are 247 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division III Men’s Lacrosse teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 247 programs support approximately 8,500 Men's Lacrosse student-athletes across the country.

Selection Process
The Division III Men’s Lacrosse Committees is charged with selecting the field of teams and assembling the championship bracket.  The Division III Committee is comprised of five members, made up of coaches and administrators.

The NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship provides for a 38-team single-elimination tournament.

The Division III Men’s Lacrosse Committee will select teams to the championship based on the following selection principals:
After the determination of the automatic berths (Pool A), the committee will determine the Pool B selections followed by the Pool C selections. Pool B is reserved for independent institutions and institutions that are members of conferences that do not receive automatic qualification. The number of eligible institutions in Pool B is determined by subtracting the number of eligible institutions in Pool A (total number of institutions in conferences with automatic qualification) from the total number of active Division III institutions sponsoring the sport. Pool B = (number of independents and non-qualifying conference members) divided by (the access ratio for Pool A) - the result truncated to the nearest whole number (e.g., 5.61 truncates to 5). Berths from Pools B and C will be selected on a national basis, using regional selection criteria. There will be no predetermined regional allocations for Pools B and C.

To be considered during the selection process for either an automatic berth (Pool A) or an at-large berth (Pool B and Pool C), an institution must play at least 70 percent of its competition against Division III in-region opponents, unless a waiver has been approved by the Division III Championships Committee.

DIVISION III SELECTION CRITERIA:
Primary Criteria - The primary criteria for selection (all contests leading up to NCAA Championships); all criteria listed will be evaluated (not listed in priority order)
• Won-lost percentage against Division III opponents.
• Division III head-to-head competition.
• Results versus common Division III opponents.
• Results versus ranked Division III teams as established by the final rankings and the rankings preceding the final rankings. Conference postseason contests are included.
• Division III strength of schedule.
    - Opponents’ Average Winning Percentage (OWP) 2/3 weight.
    - Opponents’ Opponents’ Average Winning Percentage (OOWP) 1/3 weight.
Secondary Criteria - If the evaluation of the primary criteria does not result in a decision, the secondary criteria will be reviewed. All the criteria listed will be evaluated (not listed in priority order). The secondary criteria introduce results versus opponents from other classifications.
• Non-Division III win-loss percentage.
• Results versus common non-Division III opponents.
• Division III nonconference strength of schedule.

Selection Show | May 8, 2022 
The 2022 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championships bracket will be announced May 8.

First Round | May 11, 2022
The first round of the tournament will be conducted at six non-predetermined sites. The winning team from each first round game will advance to the second round.

Second Round| May 14, 2022 | Third Round | May 15, 2022
The second and third rounds of the tournament will be conducted at eight non-predetermined sites. The winning team from each second-round game will advance to the third round and the winning team from each third round game will advance to the quarterfinals. 

Quarterfinals| May 21, 2022 | Semifinals | May 22, 2022
The quarterfinals and semifinals of the tournament will be conducted at two non-predetermined sites. The winning team from each quarterfinal game will advance to the semifinals and the winning team from each semifinals game will advance to the championship final site.

National Championship | May 29, 2022
For the Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship, the two winning teams from the Semifinals round will compete in the single-elimination National Championship game which will take place May 2022. 

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